In his last start Alex Panteliodis had a tough time in Ft. Myers allowing 8 runs on 8 hits in 3.2 IP, walking 2 and striking out 1 to put his season totals at 28 K and 15 BB through 53.1 IP.
Angel Cuan has lost his spot in the rotation to the return of Hansel Robles while Panteliodis continues to start and try to turn his season around.
After starting the second half slow with a lot of new players, Ft. Myers is back to their winning ways and on a 5 game win streak that started with two against the FSL Mets. Jason Wheeler held St. Lucie to 1 run on 4 hits over 5.1 IP a week ago.
Steven Matz went a season high 8 inning in his last start allowing 4 hits and no walks while striking out 5. He has struck out 70 and walked 20 in 64 IP this year.
Luis Cessa faced Greenville three starts ago, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits over 7 IP while striking out 8 and walking 1. Cessa has 72 K and 13 BB in 80.1 IP this year.
Robert Gsellman dominated Hudson Valley in his last start, allowing just 4 hits over 8 IP while striking out 4. This will be his 4th straight road start for the Cyclones. Brooklyn hitters have a team OPS of .595, third worst in the NYPL.
Steven Brault faced Brooklyn twice, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits over 10.2 IP, striking out 9 and walking 4.
R: Kingsport Mets (5-9) @ Johnson City Cardinals (7-7)
Saturday 6:00 ET – RHP Andrew Massie (0-0, 8.59) vs. RHP Jacob Booden (0-0, 1.13)
Rafael Montero faced Tucson three starts ago, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 IP. It began a stretch in which Montero has allowed 20 hits and 7 walks over 13 IP.
Anthony Bass gave up 16 runs in his first 3 PCL starts, but has limited the damage to 5 runs in his last 3 PCL starts. He had made 19 relief appearances with the big league Padres before joining Tucson on June 1st.